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Cloud Architect - San Mateo, CA

  • Department: Business Technology
  • Location: San Mateo, CA, USA
  • Country: United States of America

Cloud Architect 

We are on the hunt for a talented Cloud Architect to manage our company's cloud architecture and position in cloud environments. You will play a strategic role in maintaining all cloud systems including the front-end platforms, servers, storage, and management networks.

The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of cloud computing and technology systems, as well as experience designing and transferring applications to the cloud. You should have a positive attitude and excellent communication skills to effectively share your knowledge.


  • Create a well-informed cloud strategy and manage the adaption process.
  • Regularly evaluate cloud applications, hardware, and software.
  • Develop and organize cloud systems.
  • Work closely with IT security to monitor the company's cloud privacy.
  • Respond to technical issues in a professional and timely manner.
  • Offer guidance in infrastructure movement techniques including bulk application transfers into the cloud.
  • Identify the top cloud architecture solutions to successfully meet the strategic needs of the company.


  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering or information systems or related field (or equivalent experience) required 
  • 3 + Experience designing and maintaining AWS-based systems 
  • Good understanding of AWS networking 
  • Experience in establishing Enterprise VPN and Amazon VPC integration with data center 
  • Experience in migration of on-premises workloads, databases and applications to AWS Cloud
  • Good understanding of DevOps and Ci/CD
  • Good understanding of Kubernetes, Pods and Dockers
  • Comprehensive understanding of cloud delivery models: PaaS, SaaS and IaaS. 
  • 7+ years Infrastructure management/architecture experience  
  • Knowledge of infrastructure automation tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Satellite etc. 
  • Is self-motivated and able to define, plan and implement long-term goals, tasks and projects 
  • Ability to technically lead a project through the lifecycle and consult with the customer on business requirements 
  • Excellent problem solving, multitasking, troubleshooting skills and attention to details are required to work in this challenging and dynamic environment 
  • Very strong interpersonal, customer service, result oriented and team building skills are essential 
  • AWS Cloud Architect certification will be a plus. 

Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.